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“We have too few opportunities to hear the opposition criticism of the Government while the BBC host the Tory Party Political PR stunts on a daily basis under the euphemistic excuse of airing an important press briefing.”
Indeed. Here we call it the BPC. The press briefing itself is a propaganda whitewash exercise. Although I do not normally watch TV, I have seen Piers Morgan on GMB lambasting the government and as a result, no minister will give an interview with him. The MO of this government is to pretend that everything is fine and that any criticism is unpatriotic at a time of crisis, even when the crisis is made worse by government action or inaction.
The line that previous administrations, including labour ones have had their share of contributing to the neglect in social care is a very well tried one in to try to deflect from ten years of Tory austerity, siphoning money from the public purse into the pockets of billionaires and corporations. What is also becoming more apparent is how many activities that should be co-ordinated centrally have been privatised so that the government is not blamed. Local government has become impotent in many cases and their independence non-existent.
So today’s headlines are all about Cummings breaking the rules about travel, having left London to go to Durham so that his parents could look after his child. The government will attempt to stonewall on this one. Remember the two officials who lost their position before for breaking the rules, were not at the heart of the Tory part so were expendable. But it would be a great joy to see Cummings go, no puns intended.